Coronavirus: Twitter Users React To Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Claim That FG Locked Down Lagos And Abuja To Install 5G Network
As the world continues to fight against the deadly Coronavirus, there has been fake news, unconfirmed speculations and conspiracy theories regarding what the virus is about and how it came to be.
In the last couple of weeks, some celebrities, popular pastors and politicians have linked the fifth generation (5G) network and Coronavirus, postulating that the network is the cause of the disease.
It would be recalled that founder of Believers Love World, also known as Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome had told his members in a sermon over the weekend that the 5G was part of the new world order where some figures of authority in the world were trying to build a religion, economy and government for the entire universe.
Quoting Revelation Chapter 13, he said there is no need for a vaccine, adding that the pandemic is part of the Antichrist’s plan for a new world order.
Another video that has since gone viral since it was posted showed Pastor Chris responding to questions regarding his earlier claim about the 5G network and Coronavirus.
The cleric maintained the claim and further explained that President Muhammadu Buhari was forced to lock down Abuja and Lagos so that the 5G could be installed.
He insisted that Coronavirus did not kill anyone in the Wuhan City of China but 5G did, saying;
In Nigeria for example, the Federal Government intervened and shut down… declared a total lockdown for Abuja and Lagos even though the State Government had given their own instructions for the lockdown already but it was not enough.
Pastor Chris explained that;
The Federal government was pushed to lock down Abuja and Lagos specifically. Why? Because of 5G in Abuja and Lagos. Because they already tested 5G in Abuja and they’re digging in Lagos.
They’re engaged in the draining in Lagos. That is why the Federal government had to shut down Abuja and Lagos so that the 5G could be installed. And there are other cities planned for.
He said the government told people to stay at home to curb the spread of the virus but they just want to install the network after testing it in Abuja.
Pastor Chris reiterated his previous claim, saying;
As I said before, what kills people in Wuhan was not Coronavirus. It was the 5G. If you say it’s not, then tell us how you discovered yours.
These claims by the cleric have sparked outrage on the internet and direct responses from various people.
The cleric’s counterpart, founder of Kingsway International Christian Church (KICC), Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo reacted to Pastor Chris’s claims saying it should be regarded as fake news.
Pastor Ashimolowo urged Christians around the world to stay away from theories and claims of 5G network being the Antichrist.
He admitted that Christian leaders are fond of tagging any major occurrence around the world the coming of the Antichrist, adding that though he is not a scientist, he was sure that Chris Oyakhilome’s teaching is a conspiracy theory.
Controversial On-Air personality, Daddy Freeze also reacted, saying WhatsApp is the major problem Nigeria is facing due to dissemination of false information people use the app for.
The fear and unfounded conspiracy theories being peddled on WhatsApp are our near and present danger, not 5G.-WhatsApp has become the medium for spreading the modern day ‘Jewish myths’ the Apostles complained about and when it’s in the hands of religious and superstitious people, it becomes a looming catastrophe.
Daddy Freeze said if there is anything the government needs to ban, it should be WhatsApp, adding that 5G is the future of the internet.
Other Nigerians on Twitter have also reacted to the claims by Pastor Chris that 5G network is the sole cause of the Coronavirus that has affected over 200 countries in the world.
See reactions from Twitter below:
Anytime the human race is on the brink of progressing technologically, these anti christ stories spring up.
Years Back they said Internet promotes pornography, One Pastor said TV is a Taboo, Another said Cashless Policy is gearing towards 666, now it’s Pastor Chris on 5G. Sighs
— DANNY WALTER 👑 (@Danny_Walterr) April 7, 2020
I’m not religious but i respect Pastor Chris for standing up and saying the truth.
He is a renowned scientist and his opinion aren’t just based off a facebook post, 15 years Ago he healed a man who has been blind from birth and man could immediately identify and name colors
— Premium Preeq (@TheIgboWolf) April 7, 2020
Pastor Chris said corona virus doesn’t kill but 5G does.He said telecom companies are installing 5G networks in lagos and Abuja that’s why federal government enforced a lockdown on both states …Lmaoo so they want to k!ll their customers that they plan to sell 5G data to?
— Ewure Of Africa 💧 (@Dehkunle) April 6, 2020
Daddy Adeboye said God sent CoronaVirus to call the attention of the whole world to Godly living.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome said CoronaVirus doesn’t exist, just a coverup for 5G.
1 Corinthians 14:33 said “For God is not the author of confusion…..”
E be things.
— Onyeoziri Favour (@TheOnlyWakawaka) April 6, 2020
Pastor Chris says what’s killing people isn’t a virus, that it’s the 5G.
Someone pls remind Christopher that Iran didn’t have 5G when pple were dropping like flies in Qom.
This is what happens when one’s brain has been perfused with hair relaxer.
— Adunni Achebe (@_Adadioramma) April 6, 2020
Pastor Chris has spent almost 20 years not hearing ANYONE dare disagree with him.
When you have that environment, you eventually think you have the power to decide what is true or not and bend everything to your will.
It brings serious imbalance.
We are meant to be checked.
— Gene Grey (@EuginhoCortez) April 6, 2020
I just watched that Pastor Chris video where he was saying it’s 5G that kills and not the virus..
How can you comfortably mislead people?🤦🏽♂️
— Lamarr ❁ (@Kinglamarr___) April 6, 2020
As we are dragging Pastor Chris please someone try and verify the information on this picture.
Lagos and Abuja, 5G pic.twitter.com/j6zq0jdKma
— De SYNTHe 🔱🔱🔱 (@pistopee_) April 7, 2020
Let’s say for instance Pastor Chris is right & the whole 5G thing would lead towards the AntiChrist. Why is he then fighting a sequence of events he knows is Biblical and no amount of prayers can change?
Shouldn’t he rather be preaching salvation since rapture is near?
— Onyeoziri Favour (@TheOnlyWakawaka) April 6, 2020
Pastor Chris says 5G killed people in Wuhan- not Coronavirus.
Pathologists did autopsy on the corpses
Virologists have evidence of the virus.
Molecular biologists have the viral genetic sequence.
Is it not shocking how deluded and foolish we can be in the name of religion? Sad. pic.twitter.com/ZTE5rELyT9
— #OurFavOnlineDoc 🛂 (@DrOlufunmilayo) April 7, 2020
The Science Of Why 5G Is (Almost) Certainly Safe For Humans.
This Forbes article is by Ethan Siegel, he has a Ph.D in Astrophysics.
This is what “Research” looks like, not the conspiracy theories pastor Chris and co are peddling about. https://t.co/6EH7GSCUry
— Jack Robinson (@FeralJack_) April 4, 2020
How can people like Bill Gates that have said Africa has too much population and their population should be reduced with vaccines still be the ones telling you they have vaccines to cure coronavirus. Pastor Chris is a global treasure. He must be protected. pic.twitter.com/xr3D664EHr
— emekus🇳🇬 (@emekauwadinma) April 5, 2020
B4 U “drag” Pastor Chris or any Man of God, listen;
Ensure being the most brilliant & educated person doesn’t make you miss the rapture… Noah must have “been very foolish” (warning people & building an ark on dry land), until the rain water started to cross people’s knees!
— IG: king_oku (@King__Oku) April 6, 2020
I am not well informed enough to contribute meaningfully to the 5G debate. But I’d rather listen to scientists than Dino and Pastor Chris.
— Dr. Dípò Awójídé (@OgbeniDipo) April 4, 2020
For anyone trying to prove pastor Chris right… Open your physics textbook and read on spectrum of visible light before you embarrass your ancestors pic.twitter.com/gwEGUhBj4o
— Engr. Kylax (@PhilipKyles) April 6, 2020
Watch video of Pastor Chris below;